CHANGING CHANNELS: After 15 years anchoring NBC's Today show, Bryant Gumbel will move to CBS for a $5 million deal.
I'M LISTENING: CBS ordered new seasons for Touched by an Angel, Walker, Texas Ranger and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
AWARDS SEASON: The Producers Guild gave Saul Zaentz its top award for his work on The English Patient...Sandra Bullock joins the list of Oscar presenters. For all the latest on the Academy Awards, click here...The National Association of Recording Merchandisers, the record-store-owners group, gave its three top prizes to Celine Dion at its annual convention yesterday.
HAVANA MOON: CNN will open its Havana bureau on Monday--the first time since 1969 that a U.S. news organization has had a permanent outlet in Cuba.
ORDER THE WIG: Close-cropped Ving Rhames will play wild-haired Don King in an HBO biographical flick.
CABLE GUYS: Tele-Communications Inc.--the nation's largest cable provider--is raising basic cable prices to about $27 a month for two-thirds of its subscibers.
CSN, INC.: Crosby, Stills and Nash may join David Bowie in issuing bonds to investors based on their concert and recording revenues.
BARD-WIRED: See a long-lost Broadway performance of Hamlet by Richard Burton as a Webcast on the Alternative Entertainment Network site from April 6 through 10.
FRESH PULP: Quentin Tarantino is shopping the idea of a movie remake of the classic TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
DISCLOSURE: Sean Connery and Michael Douglas are in preliminary talks to star in Pathfinder, an action-thriller for Paramount, says the Hollywood Reporter. For all the casting news, see The Dotted Line.
SPEEDING BULLET: After a 10-month delay, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California will open its "Superman the Escape" roller coaster to the public on Saturday. It's billed as the tallest and fastest amusement-park ride ever.